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Frederick William JEEVES

Regimental number5473
Place of birthMount Dandenong North, Victoria
SchoolMontrose State School, Victoria
Other trainingSign-writing (Working Men's College)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressCroydon, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Vera Jeeves, Croydon, Victoria
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWalked from top of Dandenong Range to Montrose to school, and return daily, executed a road contract at the age of sixteen, drove the Mountain mail and passenger coach to Croydon from boyhood until he became motor proprietor. He wrote from the front - "I would rather die with a little wooden cross about my head, than be one of those who could have gone and did not." (Wife)
FateKilled in Action 1 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ellis Theobald and Eliza JEEVES; husband of Violet Vera JEEVES, Montrose, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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